Paul Griffin and his family, of Roanoke, are one of 10 finalists in a Lea & Perrins Worchestershire sauce video contest! Apparently, Lea & Perrins is launching a new product, the Thick Classic Worchestershire Sauce, and they held a contest asking customers to write, shoot and produce a 60-second “wRAP” video to help introduce the new sauce. The “wRAP” part is a play on words, because Lea & Perrins bottles come in a paper-wrapped bottle and the videos were supposed to feature a rap about the sauce.
The Griffin family outdid themselves. I have not had a chance to get in touch with them yet because the voting closes at midnight tomorrow, so I wanted to get the word out as quickly as possible so folks from this area can support our local contestants. I watched the Griffin video on the Lea & Perrins Web site and had to laugh. The shot of them walking across the yard in slow motion like some bad-a** group of rapper thugs was hilarious.
If they win, the Griffins stand to score $5,000 in cash, $500 worth of beef and a case of Lea & Perrins Thick Classic Worchestershire Sauce. In my home, we dress our steaks with nothing but worchestershire sauce and freshly ground pepper, so this stuff sounds really tasty to me. The only annoying part about the contest is you have to register on the Web site to vote, but it only takes a second so don’t let that stop you from taking part. The Griffin video is the one titled “Non-stoppin Poppin Toppin.”
Oh, and if you hail from closer to Charlottesville, you may want to check out the video by Danny Vigour of Crozet. He is also one of the 10 finalists, and his “Dawn of Flavor” video about a Neanderthal family that is civilized by their discovery of the new sauce is VERY giggle-worthy.